July 30, 2010

Letters to the Editor

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U.S. citizens are required to prove who they are nearly every day, reader says

I am a legal American citizen, and I must show my identification when:

  • pulled over by the police,
  • making purchases on my department store credit card,
  • I show up for a doctor’s appointment,
  • filling out a credit card or loan application,
  • applying for or renewing a driver’s license or passport,
  • applying for any kind of insurance,
  • filling out college applications,
  • donating blood,
  • obtaining certain prescription drugs,
  • making some debit purchases, especially if I am out of state,
  • collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel.

I am sure there are more instances, but the point is that we citizens of the United States are required to prove who we are nearly every day.

Why should people who might or might not be illegal be exempt?

Why shouldn’t we guard our borders as closely as every other country in the world does?

The letter to the editor by Claire Bator in the July 2 issue of The Criterion was very true and interesting, especially when she stated that “the law that Arizona is enforcing is actually already a law of America.”

Along with reading our Bible, we should be reading the U.S. Constitution.

God bless America!

- Diana Kowalski, Danville

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